Bessie Sims A5 Journal

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  • A5 Journal.
    Lined & blank pages.
    Based on the artwork 'Ngarlajiyi Jukurrpa' (Bush Carrot Dreaming) by Bessie Sims.

    Includes information about the artist and artwork. 
  • "I like painting cause it's my Dreaming - Bush Carrot, Yam Dreaming, …From my father and grandfather's side. I like to teach kids my Dreaming. I want everyone to know my Dreaming from all over the world. I know and they can know…"

    Bessie Sims was the wife of Paddy Japaljarri Sims, they had 7 children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bessie was born in the bush and lived for many years before coming into contact with white people at Mt. Doreen Station, west of Yuendumu. She lived in South Camp in Yuendumu and was an active member of Yuendumu Night patrol which helped keep Yuendumu a safe community. In her spare time she hunted for wardapi (goanna) and bush tucker such as yarla (bush potato) and yakajirri (bush tomato).

    Bessie Nakamarra Sims has exhibited artwork since 1986 throughout Australia & around the world; including exhibitions in: New Zealand, USA, Germany, England, Scotland, French Polynesia, Belgium, The Netherlands, France and South Korea. Bessie'’s works are featured in the collections of Major Art Institutions in Australia and around the world.